Institut für Musikwissenschaft



Gastvortrag von Prof. Dr. Iain Fenlon

"Music and Domestic Devotion in Sixteenth-Century Italy"

17.05.2018 um 19:15 Uhr

Prof. Dr. Iain Fenlon von der University of Cambridge hält einen Gastvortrag zum Thema "Music and Domestic Devotion in Sixteenth-Century Italy":

Most traditional studies of the place of music in Italian urban life during the Renaissance place a strong emphasis upon its ceremonial and institutional aspects, particularly in relation to courts and cathedrals. This lecture aims to move away from such concerns with music for the elites who constituted the audience for the polyphonic masses, motets, and state compositions that occupy the centre of attention in conventional histories, by concentrating on sixteenth-century Venice as a test case for examining the place of music in ordinary lives, particularly in relation to devotion. The intention is rather to enlarge the picture of musical and ritual life, firstly by exploring its role in local communities where activity was articulated by parish churches and confraternities, and then by pursuing it into the domestic sphere – the neighbourhoods, streets, and homes that were the focal points of daily existence. The intention is not only to introduce the sounds and music of the devotional practices of campo, calle, and casa into the urban soundscape but, by setting devotional practices in context, to understand the ways in which religion was not only heard, but also seen and touched in everyday experience.

Donnerstag 17. Mai 2018, 19:15 Uhr
Hörsaal B206, LMU-Hauptgebäude